Production

This is how we clean the smoke

No trees need to be chopped for CleanSmoke: Untreated sawdust from wood processing smoulders under controlled conditions. The resulting smoke is condensed with drinking water and then filtered in a multi-stage process, whereby it is purified from ash, tar and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). What remains is pure smoke condensate trapped in drinking water. For smoking food, the smoke condensate is freshly produced in a so-called smoke generator with the aid of compressed air to generate stable smoke.

CleanSmoke smoking process

The best part of smoke

CleanSmoke is the sustainable alternative to conventional smoking in every respect. The smoke is cleaned before it comes in contact with the food and is therefore free from harmful additives such as ash, tar and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

In this innovative smoking process, all parameters such as time, temperature, humidity and circulating air speed meet the conditions of conventional smoking processes. That is how CleanSmoke fully preserves such important characteristics as taste, colour or preservation.

Comparison with conventional smoking processes

Germany is one of the countries with the highest consumption of smoked foods per head. For example, smoked meat makes up to 60 per cent of the market share of all meat products. The CleanSmoke technology is currently being used for about 10 per cent of smoked foods, allowing for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 8 per cent, and of energy consumption by 7.2 per cent. A consequent change from smouldering procedures to CleanSmoke can drastically reduce environmental impact and usage of resources. The possible savings in Germany alone are estimated to be between 72,000 and 73,000 tons of CO2 equivalents, 500,000 m3 water, and 600 million kWh of energy. In addition, smoking with previously cleaned primary smoke products has significant benefits regarding the usage of resources (wood, fossil fuels) and cleaning products in smokehouses. Overall, CleanSmoke technology has the potential of reducing the environmental impact of the meat production by around 55 per cent compared to conventional smoking methods.